A lobster-shaped toy is built up from a plurality of modeled parts
including a main body part, a lower carapace part, two antenna parts,
a plurality of segmental shell parts, two claw parts, and a telson
part. All these modeled parts are connected to one another through
engagement of slits provided thereon and thereby form a three-dimensional
toy lobster. These parts are also provided with patterns showing
specific features that are usually found on a real lobster, so that
the assembled toy lobster is vivid to attract more players and helps
players to know more things about the lobster.
A container system for packing live lobsters and other crustaceans
has two sidewall components, and optional intermediate wall components,
with mating faces formed with uniformly spaced vertical pockets.
There may be a separable bottom component as well. The components
may be separately molded for interchangeable fit, or cut out from
a common core molding as a matched set. Together the y form an open
top box, with pockets aligned to form open top cells for holding
lobsters, tail first. A top is used to contain the live lobsters
under a cooling gel pack or layer of ice. The closed box may be
further enclosed in a sleeve and liner for additional security and
protection against leakage. The box can be opened one component
at a time, exposing only one layer of lobsters at a time, permitting
easy inspection and removal of each lobster.
An extruded plastic one way obstruction gate assembly for use in
the lobster fishing industry. A three fingered rotatable tine assembly
attachable to an existing circular hoop of the conventional lobster
pot or trap. A curved multi-tine gate assures low frontage obstruction
to a lobster by providing an opening located between the bottom
of the gate tines and the lower portion of a circular hoop off a
lobster trap. A bridge is securable to the hoop and the tine assembly
snaps in place on the bridge. This tine assembly easily swings upward
and is shaped with a void that provides an alternate escape for
undersized lobsters while containing the legal size lobster catch
within the trap.
Packaging for lobster, within which the product may be microwaved,
including the use of pallet structure for positioning the lobster
within the packaging to avoid penetration of the plastic wrapping
film by shell structure. The packaging is vacuum sealed, flash frozen
and distributed to be subsequently microwaved without rupture of
the packaging until after microwaving.